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AREA RUG CARE & MAINTENANCE

With proper care, your rug will stay beautiful for years to come! Learn more from the experts at Sterling Carpet Shops.

Daily care & maintenance

For daily care, vacuum weekly (or more, depending on whether your rug is in a high-traffic area) to remove dirt and debris. If not vacuumed, dirt particles can get grounded into your rug's fibers.

When cleaning shag rugs, keep in mind that they have longer, cable-like yarns that tend to wrap around vacuum beater bars. Disconnect or remove the beater bar of your vacuum cleaner (instructions should be available in your vacuum's manual) to avoid this. Set your vacuum to the lowest height setting for the best results.

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Dealing with spills & stains

Your area rug will likely fall victim to the occasional spill or stain, especially if you have kids or pets. If this happens, don't panic! First, assess the mess. If the mess is a common water-based spill, you can simply dab at it with a clean cloth and absorb as much as possible. Don't rub, as you could damage your rug's fibers. For more stubborn messes, you'll want to consult with your manufacturer's guidelines. You might also consider using a manufacturer-approved cleaning product.